I missed a lot of school due to illness growing up, somewhere between 1/4-1/3 of my days. Something like this could have been really useful to help me keep up with my classes.
I would have hated it, of course, since I didn't care for school any more than most kids, but it would have been good for me all the same. I'm glad to see that future children will have this advantage.
[citation][nom]edogawa[/nom]Good he's able to get an education still even with his condition; not many kids could get that opportunity. Best of luck to him in the future.[/citation]
Maybe I'm missing something, but couldn't many kids in such a position simply school at home without the robot?
[citation][nom]Kami3k[/nom]Who will teach them? The parents, the same parents too busy working just to pay basic bills?Yea great idea, have him have no place to live.[/citation]I was home schooled by two working parents. My teachers, while busy, still gave me more individual attention than those who must attend to a class of 30+ students. I'm not saying that I think home school is better than public school or vice versa, but when attending public school is not feasible, there are usually other options available for education, and not all are so radical that a $6000 robot is a prerequisite.
This is actually something nice. I hated to have to ONLY pay attention to the teacher. If you did more than that (even if you could solve the problems anyway) they would takeaway what you were doing since "it distracted" you.
In my books, doing something you like can expand creativity, as long as you can cope with the lesson at the same time.
My son has a peanut allergy... This story hits home for me. I'm sure the parents got tired of hearing other parents demonizing their kids due to a disability. I am going through this shit right now, and some the the shit parents say makes me want to put them in a coma. For some odd reason they think that their kids being able to eat peanut butter at school is more important my kid living.